"[...] Just seeing him has turned my whole life upside-down. I love him. I want him. I´ll walk all over Africa barefoot till I find him, and I´ll make him care for me. I´d die for him. I´d work for him, slave for him, steal for him, even beg or borrow for him! There - now you know!"
Anne is suffering from the most severe case of "Love at first sight" that I have ever encountered in literature. This book is incredibly entertaining.